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Tensions heat up during Banking Committee hearing

Tensions heat up during Banking Committee hearing

Republicans escalated their push to delay and defund the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reforms on Thursday as top regulators warned the Senate Banking Committee of a staff and funding crunch. The…

Need a free rubber? Go to your smartphone

Need a free rubber? Go to your smartphone

Need a condom? There’s an app for that. The New York City Health Department on Monday unveiled a smartphone application that will help users locate the nearest place in the…

Angry Colin Powell wants answers on Iraq WMD lies

Angry Colin Powell wants answers on Iraq WMD lies

Ex-secretary of state Colin Powell called on the CIA and Pentagon to explain how he was given unreliable information which proved key to the US case for invading Iraq, the…

Capitol Hill budget circus continues

Capitol Hill budget circus continues

From left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale, and others, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, before…

The military’s dirty little secret: Rape case coverups

The military’s dirty little secret: Rape case coverups

A group of U.S. veterans who say they were raped and abused by their comrades want to force the Pentagon to change how it handles such cases. More than a…

Obama makes first move in budget chess match

Obama makes first move in budget chess match

The president’s budget has all the trappings of a financial document — ledgers, tables, economic projections. But it is, foremost, a political declaration. With this budget, President Barack Obama cast…

White House wants standards for mortgages

White House wants standards for mortgages

The Obama administration favors creating a national standard for mortgage servicers such as Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) that have been accused of botching…

Welcome to America’s poorest county

Welcome to America’s poorest county

In the barren grasslands of Ziebach County, there’s almost nothing harder to find in winter than a job. This is America’s poorest county, where more than 60 percent of people…

Can Palin deliver with her different approach?

Can Palin deliver with her different approach?

She says what she wants, does what she wants and makes no apologies. And love her or hate her, you can’t really argue with this: Politics as usual has never…

GOP says Obama’s too timid on budget cuts

GOP says Obama’s too timid on budget cuts

Republicans are mocking President Obama’s $3.73 trillion budget for 2012 for waving feebly at historically huge federal deficits. As if to show how it should be done, they are ready…